Wanniarachchi T.G., Tharushika R.T.P., Panthaka W.S.P., Jayatunga E.H.
The major problem faced by nurses today is difficulty in accessing veins for intravenous drug delivery and other medical situations. Although a peripheral vein can be accessed with a single attempt occasionally, for substantial number of patients, the attending nurse needs multiple attempts to insert the needle successfully. Our ultimate target is to implement real-time low cost subcutaneous vein detection system based on near-infrared spectroscopy.
Intravenous Drug Delivery, Vein Detection System, Near-infrared Spectroscopy
There is a need of vein detection devices which can clearly show veins. Existing devices are very much high cost .This project dealt with the design development of low-cost non-invasive subcutaneous vein detection system and was implemented based on near-infrared imaging and interfaced to a laptop and also projects back to the skin. This approach is very much easier and helpful to both patients and nurses for accessing veins.
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Completed but expect to develop as a commercialized tool
Yet to published the findings